This story was updated Friday, April 3, 2020, at 1:53 p.m. with more information.

School systems across Southeast Tennessee, Northwest Georgia and Northeast Alabama are providing meals to students and young children through bus route deliveries and drive-through pickup stations.

(READ MORE: School districts in North Georgia, Chattanooga area get creative to feed students during COVID-19 crisis)

Here's a list of available options:


The Hamilton County school locations for food pick up during Spring Break include:

Harrison Bay

— Wallace A Smith Elementary

— Wolftever Creek Elementary

Missionary Ridge

— East Brainerd Elementary

— East Side Elementary

— Spring Creek Elementary 


North River

— Hixson Elementary 

— Soddy Elementary


Opportunity Zone

— East Lake Elementary 

— Orchard Knob Elementary 


Rock Point

— Brown Academy 

— Red Bank Elementary 




Hamilton County: In the metropolitan Chattanooga area, Hamilton County Schools runs buses on the morning elementary school bus routes Monday, Wednesday and Friday, but meals are open and available to all children under 18. Families can go online to find their stop or call the transportation hotline at 423-498-5555.

Time frames for the student meal delivery:

Special Education Routes: 11 a.m.-12 p.m.

Buses 1-111: 11:15 a.m.-noon

Buses 300-499: 12 p.m.-1 p.m.



Bledsoe County: Bledsoe County Schools will be providing meals on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Pikeville Elementary, Rigsby Elementary and Wheeler Elementary.

First Southern Baptist Church will be offering 5-day snack packs for Bledsoe County students. Church members will be at each of the Bledsoe's volunteer fire departments on March 27 and April 3 from 3 - 5 p.m. Volunteers will bring the snack packs to the car. Students do not have to be present to receive a snack pack but recipients must be Bledsoe County residents.

Bradley County: Breakfast and lunch will be delivered on Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays with buses running normal school routes beginning at 11 a.m. Students or a family member should be at the closest bus stop about 4.5 hours after their normal morning pickup time. For example, if your pickup is normally 7 a.m., food will be delivered at 11:30 a.m.

Meals can be picked up at Park View Elementary and Food City locations on McGrady Drive and Ocoee Crossing on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:45-9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

If your family is in need of specific assistance for delivery, please contact your respective school.

Cleveland City: Cleveland City school buses will be delivering food to bus stops, offering breakfast and lunch to any child under 18. Officials warn that deliveries could take longer than expected and ask families to be patient. Breakfast and lunch will be provided to any children under the age of 18 if they are at a bus stop. Please use the links below for meal delivery times for each school zone.

Arnold School Zone

Ross/Yates School Zone

Candy's Creek School Zone

Blythe Bower School Zone

Mayfield School Zone

Stuart School Zone

Food sites for pick up are also open from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at:

Cleveland High School

Blythe-Bower Elementary

Candy's Creek Cherokee Elementary

Coffee County: Come Get Your Selfie Fed! Campaign to provide daily drive-through meal pickups from 9:30-11:30 a.m. CDT. Children must be 18 or under and present.

Pick up meals at Hickerson Elementary School and Deerfield Elementary School.

Check the system's Facebook page for pickup locations that can vary from school to school through the week. Instructional packets are also being distributed at the sites, as needed.

Tullahoma City: Starvation Salvation Station is serving meals March 30 and 31 to children 18 and under via drive-through meal pickup stations breakfast 8:30-9:30 a.m. CDT and lunch, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CDT at:

Jack T. Farrar Elementary

East Lincoln Elementary

Tullahoma High School

West Middle School

Bel-Aire Elementary

Also, Tullahoma Village children will have breakfast delivered at 8:15 a.m. and lunch at 11 a.m. CDT

Southgate, breakfast 8:30 a.m., lunch 11:a.m.

Whispering Oaks, breakfast 8:45 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m.

Cedar Lane Village, breakfast 9 a.m., lunch 11:45 a.m.

Highland Court, breakfast 9:20 a.m., lunch 12:05 p.m.

Ada Ferrell, breakfast 9:15 a.m., lunch 12:20 p.m.

Briarwood Apartments, breakfast 9:30 a.m., lunch 12:40 p.m.

Eastgate Apartments, breakfast at 9:45 a.m.,lunch12:50 p.m.

Dossett Apartments, breakfast 10 a.m., lunch 1 p.m.

All times Central.

Manchester City: Starvation Salvation Station is providing breakfast and lunch to 18 and under through a drive-through pickup on March 30 and on April 6 at Westwood Elementary and College Street Elementary 9-11 a.m. while supplies last. Updates on future locations can be found on the systems social media sites and at

Franklin County: Grab-N-Go Meals, breakfast and lunch, are available to children 18 and under at drive-through/pickup services 10 a.m.-12 p.m. CDT daily at:

Broadview Elementary

Clark Memorial Elementary

Cowan Elementary

Decherd Elementary

Franklin County High School

Huntland School

North Lake Elementary

Rock Creek Elementary

Sewanee School

Grundy County: Starting April 6, Grab-N-Go Meals — breakfast and lunch— are available to children 18 and under or any child enrolled in the system only on Mondays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. CDT at drive-through and pick up stations at:

Coalmont Elementary

North Elementary

Palmer Elementary

Swiss Memorial Elementary

Tracy City Elementary

Grundy High School

Children must be present and meals cannot be consumed on-site. 

Marion County: Grab-N-Go Meals, breakfast and lunch, are available each day to children Monday-Friday 9-10:30 a.m. CDT until March 31. Drive-through and pick up meals are available a:

Jasper Elementary

Monteagle Elementary

South Pittsburg Elementary

Whitwell Elementary

Meals can also be picked up at drive-throughs at:

Foster Falls Fire Hall

Haletown Fire Hall

New Hope Fire Hall

Sequatchie Fire Hall

South Pittsburg Mountain Fire Hal

Suck Creek Mountain Fire Hall

Whitwell Mountain Fire Hall

Children must be present and meals cannot be consumed on-site.

McMinn County: Children under 18 in McMinn County can get two days' worth of meals Thursday 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at:

Riceville Elementary School

Niota Elementary School

Englewood Elementary School

Meals also can be picked up 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m at:

E.K. Baker Elementary School

Goodsprings Baptist Church (Etowah)

Calhoun Elementary School

Rogers Creek Elementary School

Athens City: Drive-through breakfast and lunch meals for children 18 and under are available 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Ingleside School or Westside School Mondays and Thursdays.

Additional pick-up locations include:

Clem Jones Apartments 11-11:30 a.m.

Lee Manor Apartments 10:30-11 a.m.

Forrest Hills Apartments 11-11:30 a.m.

North Etowah Baptist Church 11:30 a.m-12:30 p.m.

Children must be present.

Etowah City: Etowah City School students can get meals Mondays and Thursdays. Each child will get breakfast and lunch for three days. Meals are available for pickup at the school 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m., or bus delivery along the regular bus route during the same period.

Children must be present.

Meigs County: Beginning on March 30, Meigs County will start using school buses to deliver food on the regular bus routes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

Students will receive two days of breakfast and lunch each day.

Buses will leave Meigs South, Meigs North and Meigs Middle at 10 a.m., with delivery happening 10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Polk County: Starting March 30, Polk County Schools will begin providing meals to any children under 18. School officials are trying to contact students' parents to find out whether they need meals and are asking any parents who have not been contacted to call the system's central office at 423-299-0471. 

Buses will run regular routes to deliver meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to those who contact their child's teacher or school principal. Students will be given two breakfasts and lunches on Monday and Wednesday, and one of each on Friday. Students may pick up breakfast and lunch daily between 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at Copper Basin Elementary, Benton Elementary and South Polk Elementary.

Rhea County: Breakfast and lunch are being served each Monday and Thursday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., available to children 18 and under at drive-through pick up stations at any elementary school in the county. Children must be present and there is no need to leave your car. Participants get three days' worth of meals on Mondays and two days' worth of meals on Thursdays. Daily menus are available through the system website.

Dayton City: Dayton City School will distribute meals Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-1 p.m. in a pick up station in front of the school. A breakfast/lunch meal pack will be provided to each child, whether they are a DCS student or not. Children must be present. Lesson packets and other items can also be picked up during these times on March 27.

Sequatchie County: Children in Sequatchie County's three-school system can pick up pre-packaged meals for each child in the household starting March 26 via a drive-through station set up at Griffith Elementary School. Parents must remain in their vehicles.



Catoosa County: Catoosa County Schools will continue providing meals for students after Spring Break. On Monday, April 6, and every Monday the district is out of school, meals will be provided at LFO High School on Battlefield Parkway from 8-10 a.m. Meal delivery is also available by emailing or calling 706-965-0266.

Dade County: Dade County Schools will deliver meals to all kids in the county under the age of 18, regardless whether they attend school in the school district or not, on Monday and Wednesday mornings. Kids and families are asked to wait for the buses to pull up to the curb to get the meals.

Parents can also pick up meals from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at:

Dade Elementary School

Davis Elementary School

Chattooga County: Chattooga County schools will deliver meals to all bus routes in the county, using school buses, vans, SUVs or trucks. Please watch for either a school bus or another vehicle, which will be clearly marked with an official Chattooga County Schools emblem and be at the usual bus stop 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Pick-up meals also will be available at each county school from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. daily.

Breakfast and lunch will be given to anyone 18 or younger at each bus stop. Children who do not normally ride a bus but would like to receive delivered meals, simply meet at the bus stop closest to your home. School system officials will add stops as much as possible within the schedule and route.

Do not gather and wait in groups of more than 10 people and maintain a 6-foot space between you and others. Bus stops that do not follow these guidelines may be dropped from the delivery route.

Trion City: Trion City Schools through Friday are providing meals via drive-through pick-up stations operating 10 a.m.-noon in drop-off/pick-up lanes at the front entrance at all city schools. Children can get breakfast and lunch for the week on pick-up days; Mondays children get two days' worth of meals and on Wednesdays they get meals for the rest of the week.

Please stay in your vehicle and understand the number of meals received will be based on the number of children in the vehicle. Meals cannot be consumed on site. There was no information immediately available on plans for the week of March 30.

Murray County: Starting March 27 and continuing after March 30, two days' worth of breakfast and lunch meals will be available to children on Fridays, three days of breakfast and lunch meals can be picked up on Tuesdays 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at:

Bagley Middle School

Eton Elementary

Murray High School

Northwest Elementary

Spring Place Elementary

Spring Place Mobile Home Park

Meals will only be served on Tuesdays and Fridays beginning the week of March 30.

Walker County: StartingTuesday, April 7, Walker County Schools will change from delivering meals through bus routes to distributing food for students to multiple sites across the county.  For the week of April 6-10, food will be distributed on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Thereafter, until students return to school classrooms, the distribution days will be Monday and Thursday of each week. Distribution times are11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the following sites:

LaFayette High School

Ridgeland High School

Cherokee Ridge Elementary (Chickamauga and Wallaceville communities)

Fairyland Elementary (Lookout Mountain Georgia community)

Peavine Baptist Church

Armuchee Community Center (Villanow community)

Pigeon Mountain Grill

Chickamauga City: On spring break March 30-April 3 and closed until April 24. No meal or feeding plan was immediately available on the system website, but a post on the system's social media page refers families to Walker County's schedule.

Whitfield County: Whitfield County Schools will not serve meals during spring break, which runs March 30-April 3, but when meals resume on April 6 students can get lunch and breakfast for the next day.

Pick up stations open 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. include:

Beaverdale Elementary

Cedar Ridge Elementary

Dug Gap Elementary

Eastside Elementary

Northwest High

North Whitfield Middle

Valley Point Elementary

Westside Middle

Whitfield County buses also will be delivering meals 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. across the county.

Dug Gap Elementary's bus will deliver meals 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at:

Ireland Way/Joliet Way, 10:30 a.m.

1901 City View, 11 a.m.

McCharles Road, 11:30 a.m.

Chateau Way, 12 p.m.

American Drive, 12:30 p.m

Cedar Ridge Elementary's two buses will deliver meals 10:30 a.m.-12:15 a.m. at:

Midge Way, 10:30 a.m.

Ledford Avenue/Pelman Drive, 11 a.m.

Red Cloud Way, 11:30 a.m.

Lakeview Estates, 12 p.m.

Old Grade Road, 11 a.m.

Red Barn Flea Market, 11:30 a.m.

Cross Street, 11:45 a.m.

307 and 504 Gay Street, 12:15 p.m.

Eastside Elementary two buses will deliver meals 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at:

Nelson Drive, 10:30 a.m.

Woodmont Drive, 11 a.m.

Bear Den Court, 11:15 a.m.

Antioch Commons Apartments, 11:30 a.m.

New Zion Baptist Church, 12 p.m.

Ohio Way 12:30 p.m.

Kinnett Drive, 10:30 a.m.

Hill Road Apartments, 11 a.m.

Reddington Way, 11:30

Raider Drive, 12 p.m.

Margaret Circle, 12:15 p.m

Tuscan Way, 12:30 p.m.

Richardson/Gaylord, 10:15 a.m.

Hester Circle/Hester Drive, 10:30 a.m

1500 Jackson Road, 10:45 a.m.

North Whitfield Middle's seven buses will deliver meals 10:30-11:30 a.m. at:

Derby Drive, 10:30 a.m.

Cohutta Elementary, 11 a.m.

Varnell Pavilion, 11:30 a.m.

Somma Circle, 10:30 a.m.

Gaylord Circle, 11 a.m.

Bay Drive, 11:30 a.m.

Lynnwood, 10:30 a.m.

Gospel Way Church, 11 a.m.

Dawnville Church of God, 11:30 a.m.

Dawnville Elementary, 10:30 a.m.

L&M Fabricators, 11 a.m.

James Court, 11:30 a.m.

Skyview Drive, 10:30 a.m.

Cricket Way, 11 a.m.

Farrar Road, 11:30 a.m.

Pleasant Grove Elementary, 10:30 a.m.

Carolyn Baptist, 11 a.m.

Athens Way, 11:30 a.m.

Dawnville Meadows, 10:30 a.m.

Roberts Drive, 11 a.m.

Salem Baptist Church, 11:30 a.m.

Northwest High School's four buses will deliver meals 10:30-11 a.m. at:

Plainview/Wooded Hills, 10:30 a.m.

Bonnie Grove Subdivision, 11 a.m.

(*includes stops on Cherokee, Desoto and Van)

Stinnett Trailer Park, 10:30 a.m.

Maple Grove Baptist, 11 a.m.

Santa Fe, 10:30

Chisholm Circle, 11 a.m.

Frontier Loop, 11:30 a.m.

Tellico/Abilene, 10:30 a.m.

Cattleman, 11 a.m.

Valley Point Elementary's three buses will deliver meals 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at:

East Fields Road, 10:30 a.m.

Trails End Way, 11 a.m.

West Fields Road, 11:30 a.m.

Swamp Creek Church, 10:30 a.m.

Doe Trail, 11 a.m.

Ashley Brook, 11:30 a.m.

Patricia Ann Road, 12 p.m.

1154 Tilton Road, 12:30 p.m.

Westside Middle's bus will deliver meals 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at:

Tunnel Hill Elementary, 10:30 a.m.

Hasty Drive, 11 a.m.

Hurricane Church of God, 11:45

Lakeside Baptist, 12:15 a.m.

Dalton Public: Dalton Public Schools will not provide meals during spring break March 30-April 3, but distribution will resume April 6 and buses will deliver breakfast and lunch twice a day at the following areas and times:

Underwood Street, Gist Place to Brooker Drive; breakfast 7:50-8:01 a.m., lunch 11:03-11:15 a.m.

Dawnville Road, Cleveland Highway, Heather Way, Autumn Court, North Oak Drive; breakfast 7:52-8:21 a.m., lunch 11:05-11:34 a.m.

Haigmill Lake Road, Willowdale Road, Crow Valley Road, North Tibbs Road, College Drive; breakfast 7:55-8:36 a.m., lunch 11:10-11:49 a.m.

Jones Street, Valley Drive, West Crawford Street Vernon Avenue; bus deliveries for breakfast will be made 7:55-8:15 a.m., lunch 11:10-11:30 a.m.

Dug Gap Road, Mineral Springs, West Walnut; breakfast 7:59-8:18 a.m., lunch 11:14-11:31 a.m.

Legion Drive, Mitchell Street, Morningside Drive, Frazier Avenue, Veterans Drive, Connecticut, Mitchell Street, North Glenwood Avenue; breakfast 7:53-8:22 a.m., lunch 11:08-11:37 a.m.

Lesley Drive, Dawn Drive, Sycamore Circle, Woodpark Drive; breakfast 8:01-8:09 a.m., lunch 11:16-11:24 a.m.

North Hamilton Street, West Park Street, Factory Street, Moore Street, West Tyler Street, West Matilda Street, North Selvidge Street; breakfast 7:52-8:15 a.m., lunch 11:07-11:30 a.m.

Piedmont Lane, Manley Street, Walston Street, Winton Drive; breakfast, 7:54-8:09 a.m., lunch 11:10-11:24 a.m.

Meeting Street, North Frederick, Easterling, Teasley, Spencer and East Emery; breakfast 7:54-8:11 a.m., lunch 11:09-11:25 a.m.

MLK Jr., Fields, North Grade and North Grimes; breakfast 7:55-8:14 a.m., lunch 11:10-11:30 a.m.

Sheridan Avenue, Barbara Avenue, Lester Avenue, East Morris Street, Byron Street, Goodwill Drive, Pinehill Drive, South Grade Drive and Georgia Avenue; breakfast 7:54-8:14 a.m., lunch 11:09-11:29 a.m.

Sheridan Avenue, Riverbend Road, Harris Street, Third Avenue, Fourth Avenue, Fifth Avenue, Lake Street, 11th Avenue, East Morris Street, May Street; breakfast 7:54-8:15 a.m., lunch 11:09-11:30 a.m.

Riverbend, East Morris, East Murray, May Street, Dozier, South Grimes, Stacy Drive, Pinehill; breakfast 7:55-8:14 a.m., lunch 11 a.m.;10-11:29 a.m.

Southbrook, West Ezzard Avenue, Bobby Drive, Brookhaven Circle, South Hamilton, Altamont Avenue, Central Avenue, Cedar Street; breakfast 7:57-8:19 a.m., lunch 11:12-11:34 a.m.

South Dixie Highway, Southbrook, West Ezzard, Bobby Drive, David Drive, Treadmill, Brookhaven, Mountain Brook, West Haven; breakfast 7:59-8:24 a.m., lunch 11:14-11:38 a.m.

West Emery Street, Ella Lane, South Tibbs Road, Shugart Road; breakfast 7:56-8:14 a.m., lunch 11:10-11:28 a.m.

Lakemont Drive, Rio Vista Drive, West Walnut Avenue, Dug Gap Road, Ryman Ridge Road; breakfast 7:57-8:13 a.m., lunch 11:10-11:27 a.m.

East Matilda, North Elm Street, Roberts Street, Hawthorne Street, Underwood Street, Commerce Drive, West Woodland, East Woodland, Northview Drive, Stillwood Drive, Juniper Avenue, Virginia Avenue; breakfast 7:53-8:10 a.m., lunch 11:08-11:26 a.m.

Underwood, Dantzler, James Street, Frazier Drive, Redbird, Burchfield Avenue, Road Street, Fields Avenue, Anderson, Croy, North Fredrick Street; breakfast 7:52-8:13 a.m., lunch 11:07-11:27 a.m.

Cleo Way, North Thornton Avenue, Trammell Street, Cascade Drive, Clark Street, West Tyler Street, Jones Street, West Hawthorne Street; breakfast 7:55-8:19 a.m., lunch 11:10-11:33 a.m.

Meals can also be picked up at:

Mack Gaston Community Center, 218 N. Fredrick St.; breakfast 7:45-8:15 a.m., lunch 11:00-11:30 a.m.

Civitan Park, 505 Shugart Rd.; breakfast 8-8:30 a.m., lunch 12-12:30 p.m.

Salvation Army, 1109 Thornton Ave.; breakfast 8-8:30 a.m., lunch 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

White Pediatrics, 1575 Chattanooga Road; breakfast 8:45-9:15 a.m., lunch 12:30-1 p.m.

Trinity United Methodist Church, 901 Veterans Drive; breakfast 8-8:30 a.m., lunch 12-12:30 p.m.

City Park Elementary; breakfast 8:30-9 a.m., lunch 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Park Creek Elementary: breakfast 88:30 a.m., lunch 12-12:30 p.m.

Roan Street Elementary; breakfast 7:30-8 a.m., lunch 11-11:30 a.m.

Westwood Elementary; breakfast 7:45-8:15 a.m., lunch 12:15-12:45 p.m.

Brookwood Elementary; breakfast 8:00-8:30 a.m., lunch 12-12:30 p.m.

Dalton High School; breakfast 8:15-8:45 a.m., lunch 11:45-12:15

Children can pick up food from any location. Children do not have to be enrolled at the school in order to get a meal. If children are visiting from another school district, they are eligible to receive meals in Dalton.

Source: School system websites, notices and official posts on social media pages



DeKalb County: DeKalb County children 18 and under can get a week's worth of meals during the Monday pick-up time 10 a.m.-2 p.m. CDT. Each bagged meal will contain breakfast, lunch and a snack for five days.

Community pick up locations:

Collinsville School's children can receive meals at Collinsville High School gym

Crossville Elementary, Crossville Middle School and Crossville High School students can pick up meals at Kilpatrick Pharmacy's drive-through

Fyffe area children can receive meals at Fyffe Baptist Church

Geraldine children can pick up meals at Geraldine Home-Ec/AG Building

Henagar Junior High students can get meals at Henagar City Hall's drive-through

Ider children can get meals at the Ider School lunchroom through the car rider line

Moon Lake area children can pick up meals at Mentone Community Church

Plainview children can pick up meals at Plainview High School

Ruhama children can get meals at Ruhama First Baptist Church

Sylvania children can get meals at Sylvania Baptist Church

Valley Head children can pick up meals at the Mason Lodge on Commerce Street

Fort Payne City: Fort Payne Schools' meal delivery will operate similar to the DeKalb County's with a week's worth of meals being delivered by school buses on Mondays for children18 and under at the following times and locations:

Fort Payne Walking Park, 11-11:15 a.m.

Stewart Court Apartments, 11:30-11:45 a.m.

Green Acres Trailer Park, 12-12:30 p.m.

Fort Payne Family Worship Center at Pine Hills, 12:45-1 p.m.

Beason Gap Apartments, 1:15-1:30 p.m.

13th Street Apartments, 11-11:15 a.m.

Fort Payne Church of Christ, 11:30-11:45 a.m.

Mountain Trace Apartments, 12-12:15 p.m.

Hospitality Court, 12:20—12:35 p.m.

Cherokee Trailer Park/Deerfield Apartments, 12:45-1 p.m.

5 Points Bus Stop, 11-11:15 a.m.

Fischer Store, 12-12:30 p.m.

Hixon Pond apartments, 12:45-1 p.m.

* Meals can be picked up 11 a.m.-12 p.m. at:

Fort Payne Middle School

Williams Avenue Elementary School

Wills Valley Elementary School

No information was available on school system meals in Jackson County, Alabama.


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